A view, just past the Minnesota/South Dakota border. (I think -- it all looks the same.) This is what we saw for nine hours straight. I personally find the wide open spaces refreshing and beautiful.
We are home safe and sound. It was a very sad and difficult trip. I know it will be the last time we see the Cowboy alive. He gave us all a good hand sqeeze before we left, which was heart-warming.
I decided to give my husband some alone time with his mom and dad, so Thomas and I did a little sightseeing one day. We drove the Wildlife Loop of Custer State Park, toured Mt. Rushmore, went to the three open stores in Keystone and visited my old stomping grounds in Rapid City. November is just not a very good time for tourists in the Black Hills as not much is open!
My husband and I also went to the grocery store for my MIL. Thomas stayed behind. It was so strange to be alone with DH! We could not remember the last time we were alone together since beginning homeschooling! I'm not counting the times Thomas spent the night with friends, because we always stay home. We were actually out and about. We enjoyed our hour, short as it was.
I'll upload some pictures soon of our day out. I am counting it as a school day! For now, I feel so behind because I haven't bought anything for Thanksgiving dinner, I have to get my dog out of the kennel, I have to pay bills, yada, yada, yada.
It's good to be home.